Just back from our week in Marrakech, staying in Riad Assouel. Amazing Riad with fantastic staff - loved Marrakech.
Glad we accepted the free transfer from the airport, as we would have been unlikely to find the Riad on our own, especially at night.
Assouel is a great location to the Souks with some fantastic places to eat (Kui Zin) and drink (Cafe Arabe, sells alcohol) along the way. I love how you wonder along the motorbike, bicycle and donkey filled streets to find the little wooden door... stepping into the tranquility of the Riad.
Food at Assouel was fab, breakfasts were yummy (yoghurt, fruit, moroccan pancakes, bread, jams, mint/tea and coffee) and supper was always as good as the meals that we had in town. (Their red wine is delicious too!). Our bill at the end of the stay was much less than we expected and we didn't hold back with the mint tea, food and extras.
I had a traditional hammam and massage at the Raid - which was great and good value too.
One of the best aspects of our stay were the staff, attentive, friendly and extremely helpful. We didn't find them 'pushy' at all. They found us good deals for a half day tour of the city and a private taxi to the mountains - much better than we saw anywhere else.
Staff would book our evening meals outside the Riad and take us to the restaurant if we wanted them too (navigating Marrakech can be a little tricky, especially in the dark).
Fantastic holiday and raid. Will stay here again when I next visit Marrakech (which I will do... with more space in my bags for bringing things back!).
Note: Don't get your money out in the UK, their ATMs are really cheap - you get a much better exchange rate than in the UK, we averaged at £145 = 2,000 Dirham when from ATM. (lots of ATMs in the main square)